Amazon Web Services Opens in the Memorial District

July 31, 2019

The Memorial District is not only a world-class shopping and dining destination, it is also a dynamic business center. And it is now home to one of 18 Amazon’s North American Tech Hubs. Located in a 25,000 square foot facility in City Centre, the building will house Amazon Web Services (AWS) teams, with roles including software development engineering, solutions architecture, data analytics, professional services, product management, and account sales, in addition to teams dedicated to educating AWS customers and helping them grow their business.       

The Amazon Web Services office will house 150 employees. “We’re looking forward to becoming a bigger part of the Houston community,” said Kris Satterthwaite, Gulf Coast enterprise sales leader, AWS. “Houston is a fantastic place to live and work, and has a strong local economy that we look forward to investing in and growing together.”

Additionally, as part of Amazon’s ongoing commitment to the communities where employees live and work, the Amazon Future Engineer program—a childhood-to-career program to inspire, educate, and propel children and young adults from under-served and underrepresented communities to pursue careers in computer science—has added more than 160 high schools across Texas, and more than 35 in the Houston area alone. 

"Houston is such a culturally diverse city, with so many international companies based here," said Eddie Murray, global accounts lead, AWS. "We’re excited to create great jobs and hire locally to boost the local economy while also giving back to the community through programs like Amazon Future Engineer."

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